Sunday, 17 January 2010

Owls - IntSweMoDo2010

I have finished my first jumper of the year - Owls . I love it and would like to make a cardigan version sometime in the future.

I am afraid that I have not been able to take one photo where you can actually see the cables which is a result of bad lighting and black knitting!

I can assure you that I am really happy with it and due to the lack of owl jumper pictures, here are a few other owl items around my flat. You have got to love those owls!

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Selbu Modern and 2010 challenges

Over the Christmas and New Year break I travelled up to Newcastle, while I was there I managed to use Fair Isle in an actual item (a technique that I had only previously attempted it in a class). The pattern is Selbu Modern.

I am really pleased with the result. I used the same yarn (Easyknits) that I have just used to knit a forest canopy (which I am also wearing in the picture above) and a single ball of Rowan 4ply soft in a lovely deep brown.

Knitting this hat in fair isle allowed me to complete one of my New Years resolutions from 2009 to try some new knitting techniques. This year I have set myself an even bigger challenge - I have signed up to IntSweMoDo2010 (which stands for International Sweater-a-Month Dodecathon).

I cast on for my first jumper January 1st and hopefully will be blogging about it in the near future!

Saturday, 2 January 2010

Happy New Year

I just wanted to say that I am still here, but unfortunately there has been a lot going on in my life at the moment. I am hoping for a better year in 2010 - and hopefully some better blogging!